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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Inside the numbers: Sweeney's first round

Here's a snap shot into how Jaclyn Sweeney fared during her 1-under par 72 in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open first round:

  • Sweeney drove the ball pretty straight, hitting 11 of 15 fairways Thursday.
  • The former Arizona State standout reached 13 of 18 greens in regulation. That was good for 72.22 percent.
  • Tournaments at the elite level are won and lost with the short game - those shots 100 yards-and-in - and Sweeney was working on that facet during the break between Q-School and the 2011 season. However, her two bogeys stemmed from missed greens. Sweeney was unable to get it up-and-down - including one from the sand - on Nos. 3 and 9.
  • The putting stats on Sweeney: 31 total. She needed 25 putts on holes reached in regulation. But both figures were an average of less than two per hole.
  • Sweeney had two drives recorded for length, on the par-5 2nd and 442-yard par-4 18th.
  • She cranked it 238 and 225 yards, respectively.
  • In all the round resulted in three birdies, two bogeys and 13 pars. Not bad for a debut round, which has left her five shots behind the leaders.
As promised, the final figure is Sweeney's second round tee time. She's set to tackle the back nine first, with a 9:30 a.m. (local time) tee time off No. 10.

Sweeney fared better off the back, firing a 3-under par score, as opposed to the front that yielded zero birdies on her scorecard in round one.

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